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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/18
Object name: Pump
Title: Pump
Description: A cylindrical metal tin containing a pump for use in the integrating unit of an intergrating motor pneumotachograph. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of a sledging box (Y: 59/8/4/1) containing integrating motor pneumotachograph (IMP) equipment, used for determining energy expenditure by analysing expired air to calculate oxygen consumption.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 612
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A cylindrical metal tin with a round screw-on lid embossed 'EVANS' (Evans Medical Supplies Ltd). Inside the lid is a cork disc with a plastic coating. The lid and side of the tin are marked 'PUMP' in pen. The tin contains a plastic and metal pump in a sealed plastic packet.

  • Height: 105mm, diameter: 66mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)